Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Pirates have a bunch of starting pitchers on the DL. Not sure when they come off.
I'm guessing the Reds see Liriano, sub like Morton or Cumpton, and Locke. Correct?
Game 1: Leake vs. Liriano - I'll give edge to Pirates in that one.
Game 2: Latos vs. Morton? - Reds win
Game 3: Arroyo vs. Locke - Pirates win
Looking like we'll see Kennedy, Skaggs and Corbin in that series.
Kennedy vs. Bailey
Skaggs vs. Cueto
Corbin vs. Leake
I don't think the Reds have ever faced Kennedy. They've had 1 game each against Skaggs and Corbin with okay results.
It's away, so I'm guessing 1-2 again.
Then at Oakland for 2 games:
Latos vs. Milone
Arroyo vs. Griffin
Reds never seen either pitcher. Reds don't do well against pitchers they haven't seen.
0-2 or a split. Plus it's an away game.
With our pitching staff alone, 2-7 is never a valid projection for a 9 game stretch. It may happen, but odds totally suggest otherwise.
Though does this mean that since you forecast a 2-7 stretch today, we will hear you rejoicing if they go 3-6? ...cause sure that would be a fresh change.